The sailing qualities of this French pocket cruiser proved so popular that she’s also been built in Japan and Australia.

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Ecume de Mer


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It’s not surprising that the Ecume de Mer established Finot’s reputation, nor that her production life was so long and that she sold in the hundreds. With a gorgeous sheerline, exceptional performance upwind, sharp handling, beautiful balance under sail and good seakeeping, she’s a true thoroughbred. At today’s prices this gallant little cruiser is an offshore bargain. However, she’s not a comfortable caravan – you can rule her out if you plan to spend more of your time aboard in harbour than at sea.

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Displacement:1,629kg (3,585 lb)
LWL:5.93m (19ft 5in)
Beam:2.33m (7ft 8in)
Price Guide:£4,000 to £9,000
LOA:7.92m (26ft)
Draught:1.52m (5ft)